Aug 17, 2015

Scott Walker's Corruption Problems Have Staying Power

Joel Bleifuss at In These Times pens a piece today serving as a reminder that no matter what Scott Walker and his four allies on the Wisconsin Supreme Court want, the Republican partisans halting a criminal investigations into criminal activity by Walker is in itself a stain on Walker's run for the presidency.

Because the probe into Walker's criminal scheme is headed for the federal court system, Wisconsin's top criminal in the governor's office cannot wish away the "provision [of the criminal code] that prohibits coordination between candidates and advocacy groups."

Both politically and legally, the John Doe probe is here to stay during Walker's time in the national spotlight.

John Doe special prosecutor Francis Schmitz asked the Wisconsin Court to stay its corrupt decision in a procedural move that is a sure sign Schmitz will pursue his case through federal district court, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and ultimately the U.S. Supreme Court.

Walker may ultimately wish he took the deal his campaign's attorney cut last year, until Walker's bosses killed the idea. (Mal Contends) (Stein, Marley and Glauber, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel) (Wall Street Journal) (PRWatch)

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